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How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts
[12/7/2016]
The Atlantic: Distinguished Professor of Economics, and author of the book Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits, Earl Grinols, is quoted in this month's issue of The Atlantic about casinos and gambling addicts.
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Is Trump Considering Current or Former CEOs of Texas-based Exxon Mobil for Secretary of State?
[12/2/2016]
The Dallas Morning News: The Herman Brown Endowed Chair in Economics and director of the McBride Center for International Business at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, Stephen Gardner, is quoted in this piece dissecting Trump's pick for Secretary of State who is speculated to be a current or former leader of Exxon-Mobil.
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The Southern Economic Association Honors Tisha Lin Nakao Emerson With Its Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award
[11/30/2016]
Tisha Lin Nakao Emerson was recently honored with a prestigious teaching award by the Southern Economic Association. Student comments emphasize her organization, stress on critical thinking and kindness.
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Obama Administration Confirms Double-Digit Premium Hikes
[10/25/2016]
KWTX Waco: A local interview with James W. Henderson, The Ben H. Williams Professor in Economics and academic director of the MBA Health Care Program at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, about significant increases in health care premiums in 2017 as part of the Affordable Care Act.
(FULL STORY)

Why You Should Base Asset Allocations on Aftertax Dollars
[9/5/2016]
The Wall Street Journal: Written by William Reichenstein, Powers Professor, on the benefits of calculating asset allocation using an aftertax framework.
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Allergan Tight-lipped on Upcoming Major Expansion of Waco Plant
[4/19/2016]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this article about his study – an examination of the economic impact of pharmaceutical company Allergan on Central Texas – which was released in January.
(FULL STORY)

Allergan considers Waco plant for big expansion
[1/31/2016]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this article about his recent study – an examination of the economic impact of pharmaceutical company Allergan on Central Texas.
(FULL STORY)

Bilingual Education: The Cost of Doing Nothing
[12/4/2015]
Public Radio International: Audio included: Van Pham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this report about the costs associated with immigrant students learning English who, at the same time, are trying to learn other subjects – such as math and science – which are being taught in English. “In the labor market, there’s the ‘discouraged worker’ that leaves the labor force because they can’t find work. I think the phenomenon is similar here: these immigrants who are trying to learn the language on top of subject matter — it could get very hard. At some point, they don’t see the point, and they’re going to drop out,” Pham said.
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Are 'Weekly Fantasy' Contests like FanDuel Games of Skill, or Gambling?
[11/2/2015]
WOAI-AM: Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this online article focused on the emerging debate over fantasy football – game of skill or gambling? Grinols, an internationally recognized expert on the economics of gambling, argues that fantasy football leagues like Draft Kings and Fan Duel are examples of gambling. He contends that any comparison of fantasy football to investing in the stock market is off the mark. "In the stock market, every player can have a positive expected return," Grinols said. "None of that applies to gambling."
(FULL STORY)

Hankamer School of Business Finds New, State-of-the-Art Home
[8/20/2015]
KWBU-FM: AUDIO: The new $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation is the new home of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Media representatives were given a tour this week of the 275,000-square-foot building, which has an atrium, classrooms with the latest technology, collaborative study rooms and more than 250 office spaces. Interviewed for the story were Terry Maness, D.B.A., dean of Hankamer School of Business, and MBA student Kevin Mitchell.
(FULL STORY)


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